Best Naval Games on Steam

Steam currently has 394 Naval games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Naval game rankings were last updated on 5/1/2024.

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1. Return of the Obra Dinn

Lost at sea 1803 ~ The good ship Obra Dinn.

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Return of the Obra Dinn holds the #1 spot for "best Naval game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,852 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,051 positive reviews and 801 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 10/18/2018
Developer Lucas Pope
Publisher 3909
Steam App Id 653530

2. Barotrauma

Barotrauma is a 2D co-op submarine simulator – in space, with survival horror and RPG elements. Steer your submarine, complete missions, fight monsters, fix leaks, operate machinery, man the guns and craft items, and stay alert: danger in Barotrauma doesn’t announce itself!

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Barotrauma has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Naval games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 63,417 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 59,333 positive reviews and 4,084 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $34.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Barotrauma on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $34.99
Release Date 3/13/2023
Franchise Daedalic Entertainment
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Publisher Daedalic Entertainment
Steam App Id 602960

3. Sid Meier's Pirates!

Sail the Caribbean, marauding all on the high seas or ally your ship and crew as a privateer in search of riches - the life you choose is up to you. Face dogged enemies, raid unsuspecting villages, woo fair maidens, avoid capture or dig for buried treasure. Discover what it takes to become one of the most famous pirates in history!

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Sid Meier's Pirates! has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Naval games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,337 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,985 positive reviews and 352 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Sid Meier's Pirates! on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/25/2006
Developer Firaxis Games
Publisher 2K
Steam App Id 3920

4. Shipped

Challenge your friends in a naval battle of steering, pushing and shooting. Keep your ship on-screen and avoid crashing with land to survive. Up to 8 players.

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Shipped has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Naval games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 596 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 577 positive reviews and 19 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 3/28/2019
Developer Majorariatto
Publisher Majorariatto
Steam App Id 1037190

5. IronWolf VR

IronWolf VR is a roomscale submarine game playable either singleplayer or online co-op with motion controls. Built from the ground up for VR, each part of the submarine has been crafted for an optimal VR experience.

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IronWolf VR has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Naval games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,114 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,062 positive reviews and 52 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play IronWolf VR on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 4/12/2022
Developer Ionized Studios
Publisher Ionized Studios
Steam App Id 552080

6. Total War: NAPOLEON – Definitive Edition

Complete your Total War collection with this Definitive Edition of Total War: NAPOLEON, which includes all DLC and feature updates since the game’s release

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Total War: NAPOLEON – Definitive Edition has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Naval games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,455 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,391 positive reviews and 2,064 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Total War: NAPOLEON – Definitive Edition on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 2/25/2010
Developers
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Steam App Id 34030

7. Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition

Command the seas, control the land, forge a new nation, and conquer the globe.

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Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Naval games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 33,020 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 29,964 positive reviews and 3,056 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

8. Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition

Sea of Thieves is a smash-hit pirate adventure game, offering the quintessential pirate experience of plundering lost treasures, intense battles, vanquishing sea monsters and more. Dive in with this revised edition of the game, which includes access to digital bonus media.

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Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Naval games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 326,694 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 293,455 positive reviews and 33,239 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $39.99
Release Date 6/3/2020
Developer Rare Ltd
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Steam App Id 1172620

9. IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition

This is the Free Non-VR version of IronWolf VR. A co-op submarine game with a light touch on realism, making the submarine sim genre accessible to a wider audience.

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IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Naval games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 297 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 288 positive reviews and 9 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 9/14/2023
Developer Ionized Studios
Publisher Ionized Studios
Steam App Id 2530670

10. Holdfast: Nations At War

Fight on multiple fronts in Holdfast: Nations At War - A multiplayer first and third-person shooter set during the great Napoleonic Era and WW1. Charge into battle with over 150 players per server!

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Holdfast: Nations At War has achieved a Player Score of 88, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Naval games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,790 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 21,431 positive reviews and 2,359 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Holdfast: Nations At War on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/5/2020
Developer Anvil Game Studios
Publisher Anvil Game Studios
Steam App Id 589290

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Return of the Obra Dinn steam charts
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10/18/2018
95
$19.99
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3/13/2023
92
$34.99
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10/25/2006
91
$9.99
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3/28/2019
90
$9.99
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1
4/12/2022
90
$19.99
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Total War: NAPOLEON – Definitive Edition steam charts
1,399
2/25/2010
89
$24.99
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Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition steam charts
2,822
3/4/2009
89
$24.99
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Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition steam charts
18,886
6/3/2020
89
$39.99
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IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition steam charts
9
9/14/2023
89
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Holdfast: Nations At War steam charts
241
3/5/2020
88
$19.99
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2,153
9/17/2020
88
$24.99
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4,073
12/11/2019
88
$17.99
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27
11/17/2020
88
$19.99
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88
$11.99
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From The Depths steam charts
356
11/6/2020
87
$24.99
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The Caribbean Sail steam charts
1
9/19/2017
87
$14.99
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Wargame: Red Dragon steam charts
705
4/17/2014
87
$29.99
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NavalArt steam charts
67
6/20/2018
87
$14.99
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Wolfpack steam charts
25
3/15/2019
86
$34.99
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Rum & Gun steam charts
1
5/1/2020
85
$4.99
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Soures & References

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 12). Barotrauma on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Sid Meier's Pirates! on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Shipped on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). IronWolf VR on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 9). Total War: NAPOLEON – Definitive Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 7). Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 19). IronWolf: Free Non-VR Edition on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Holdfast: Nations At War on Steam. Steam Store.

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